The article, a guest feature written by Oleksii Korniichuk, a mobility expert of Arthur D. Little, explains the challenges and possible solutions for traffic issues in mega cities. He points out that the jam-packed traffic situation in metropolitan cities around the world causes massive threats to people, the environment and economy. Therfore it is necessary to improve cities` information and communication technologies. These smart IT technologies collect traffic data and help to coordinate transportation e.g. by showing people alternative routes to avoid traffic jams. Furthermore there will be digital platforms that are able to connect all types of transport. Such apps show people how to reach their destinations in the fastest and easiest way e.g. by car, train, taxi or bike. Even though they are still in an early stage of development, different providers already offer several technologies and apps in this field. Nevertheless, Korniichuk predicts an intensive growth in intelligent communication technologies within the coming years.
This article, based on Arthur D. Little’s recent study, “The Future of Urban Mobility,” confirms that of the 84 cities analysed in the report, Santiago has the best public transport in Latin America. The study in conjunction with the International Union of Public Transport ( UITP ), included various means of transportation such as buses , metro, bicycle and vehicles per capita. The best city assessed globally is Hong Kong.
This article by Arthur D. Little partner Thilo Kaltenbach is adapted from the recent ADL report, “Principles of Winning Digital Strategies”. The report outlines the changes that are predicted to take place in the pharmaceutical industry in the next several years as digital health develops and gains influence over business practices. Kaltenbach emphasizes that a successful digital solution takes into account the “whole customer journey”, connecting all the stakeholders – the patient, physician, healthcare company, payer, and supplier. He explains that this approach is new and will require a shift in mentality from that of traditional healthcare systems, as digital health caters to quick development and communication, whereas traditionally healthcare products are developed over longer periods, meeting multiple regulations, before making it to the market. The article also includes eight principles for pharmaceutical companies to consider when developing their digital offerings.
The US-American company Netflix has entered Germany´s entertainment market. Netflix offers users thousands of movies and series online for 10€ a month. The new competitor is a massive threat to other providers such as Amazon and the big TV channels in Germany. Private television channels that earn their money with commercials are also in danger of losing market shares to Netflix. Clemens Schwaiger, Entertainment Expert at consultancy Arthur D. Little, names the recent development a “turning point” for the German TV-entertainment market. He says the established TV-channels are in need of new strategies and formats to compete with Netflix.
This article about the impact of the developing digital health revolution on the pharmaceutical industry is based on Arthur D. Little’s study, “Principles of Winning Digital Strategies”. Thilo Kaltenbach, a partner in the consultancy’s Healthcare practice, offers statistics showing how although adoption of digital health solutions is slow in the pharmaceutical industry at present, most companies agree that embracing the technology will be a necessity by 2020. The article goes on to explain what a winning digital solution looks like, listing eight principles for companies to consider when devising successful digital health strategies.
Value for life article
Gadgets that measure health-related functions are flooding the market. But the so-called wearables are only a small portion of the digital health mega-trend. According to Arthur D. Little, we will see different growth rates in four segments of digital health. The consultants expect telehealth to be the fastest-growing sector. In contrast, Arthur D. Little’s analysts expect wireless health to become the largest sector in digital health, and mobile health to be the second largest.
Dr. Fabian Dömer, Managing Partner Central Europe at Arthur D. Little, assessed the most important criteria for a successful collaboration between companies and consultants. The most important criteria are mutual trust, openness and real willingness to change. Companies are affected by the high dynamics of change and complexity in their ecosystems. Therefore, it is more important than ever to detect changes in the competitive environment early and anticipate technological innovations. As external observers, consultants can see a more coherent picture of the overall situation, which can be used by companies for further development.
This article, based on Arthur D. Little’s recent study, “Principles of Winning Digital Strategies”, emphasizes value to the end patient as the key to success in digital health as this phenomenon increases its influence in the pharmaceutical industry between now and 2020. It advises companies to make linking the patient, physician, payer, healthcare provider, and supplier to facilitate communication as the main vehicle to improving the patient’s care. The article goes on to detail eight principles for companies in the pharmaceutical space to consider as they build their digital strategies.
This article draws from Arthur D. Little’s 2014 World Airport Report, featuring an interview with ADL principal Mathieu Blondel. Blondel explains an overarching trend of Asia having established dominance in terms of air traffic passenger numbers, with developed regions such as North America and Western Europe having declined. Malaysia was the top-performing country in Asia, but Blondel predicted that that could go down after the two recent losses of two Malaysian Airline aircrafts. Other significant gains by the developing world over the developed world were made in Eastern Europe, while Western Europe stalled. Blondel cites such factors as political stability and economy, as well as airport infrastructure, as major influences in air traffic performance across regions.
Meanwhile, Germany’s energy policy, with its huge subsidies, is known all over the world. The German way of increasing share of renewable energy comes with several disadvantages – and more and more citizens are raising their voices. In a professional article that was intensely commented on after it was published, Dr. Matthias von Bechtolsheim and Tim von Armin show strategies to strengthen innovation capabilities and reduce the costs for the German population.